3D heart model enhances heart valve surgery
July 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed software that uses ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans of the heart to produce virtual 3D models depicting different stages of heartbeat, according to a presentation at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
Augmented reality optimizes prostate cancer surgery
June 26, 2018 -- Using augmented reality to plan surgery for patients with prostate cancer allows clinicians to prepare for the procedure better than with conventional MRI, according to a poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
4D CT enables quantitative analysis of wrist motion
June 22, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a method to quantify wrist motion using 4D CT. They shared their findings in a presentation on 21 June at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
3D-printed brain tumors facilitate patient consultation
June 22, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have created 3D-printed brain tumors based on functional MRI (fMRI) scans. Referring to these models during consultation can improve patient understanding and shared decision-making, according to an article published online on 2 June in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Qmenta signs Rosen as scientific adviser
June 18, 2018 -- Advanced visualization and image analytics software developer Qmenta has appointed Dr. Bruce Rosen, PhD, of Harvard Medical School as a scientific adviser.
Philips signs deal to buy EPD Solutions
June 5, 2018 -- In a deal aimed at broadening its image-guided therapy offerings, Royal Philips has agreed to acquire EPD Solutions, a developer of cardiac arrhythmia image-guided therapy technology.
Stratasys, Medviso partner on 3D printing
June 5, 2018 -- 3D printing technology firm Stratasys is partnering with Swedish medical image analysis software developer Medviso to bring 3D printing to hospital labs.
Augmented reality, AI algorithms bolster liver surgery
May 31, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can generate a 3D liver model from MRI or CT scans. They examined these 3D models to plan liver cancer surgery and also projected them onto the patient intraoperatively using augmented reality software.  Discuss
Imaging sheds light on injuries from running of the bulls
May 30, 2018 -- The running of the bulls at the Fiesta de San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain, occurs over a route less than 1 km, yet it's one of the most dangerous in the world. At the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology biennial congress last weekend, Dr. Luis Miranda Orella shared details about the spectacular injuries seen at the event.  Discuss
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